Rachel Payne Karasick

Minimum Viable Protoype

I’ve been taking an unusual course this summer: Library Test Kitchen. It’s a joint offering between SLIS and Harvard’s metaLAB, and it’s focused on designing new services, technologies, physical materials, and spaces for libraries.

Although I’m no stranger to daydreaming about far-fetched library solutions, I haven’t spent much time actually hacking apart my ideas to decide what the bare minimum deliverable would be. Since the class is only six weeks, we have been tasked with creating some sort of prototype for our final class. My plan is to design something to bring more attention to Simmons’ rad zine collection, but the idea is still taking shape. Last week I answered a set of questions that helped me think through the concept a bit more concretely.

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